10 Interesting Facts About Siena


Facts About Siena:

  1. Sienna is a city in the Italian region of Tuscany.
  2. The city has a population of about 54,000.
  3. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
  4. Siena is twinned with: Avignon, France; North Carolina, US; Weimar, Germany; Wetzlar, Germany.
  5. In 1861, Siena joined the newly united Kingdom of Italy.
  6. No auto traffic is allowed within the walls of the old city.
  7. Siena is home to the world’s oldest bank, Monte Dei Paschi, which has been in business since 1472.
  8. The Palio is a traditional medieval horse race is run around the Piazza del Campo each year.
  9. Siena was first established by the Etruscans between 900 and 400 BC.
  10. It is the capital of the province of Siena.